What can I expect?
The therapeutic relationship that we build together will always be an important factor in helping to open the possibility for change. Entering into therapy provides a place and time in life like no other, which gives clients the space to focus on themselves, on what they are struggling with, to find clarity and resolution, to enable them to live more a fulfilled life in the future.
Psychotherapy and counselling provide an opportunity to talk to someone in confidence. We may engage with it at different stages in our lives, when particular issues are calling for our attention, or we may need support to deepen self-awareness, and our capacity to relate to ourselves and others in an authentic and intimate way, which is a life long journey.
About Mindfulness-Based Core Process Psychotherapy
Mindfulness practice has a growing evidence base and is gaining popularity across many fields of psychology.
Mindfulness based Core Process Psychotherapy is the original Mindfulness based psychotherapy in the UK. Its training is fully accredited by United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Being mindful means paying attention to what is there, moment by moment, leaving judgements and preconceived ideas aside. We bring our full attention in the present moment, letting thoughts and ideas appear and take their course without engaging in conclusions, noticing how everything is constantly changing.
The intention of this approach is to create a deeper connection with the openness, compassion and wisdom at the heart of our human condition. This experiential work encompasses our feelings, emotions, sensations, mental processes and their expression in the body. We work from the understanding that we all have inherent health and given the right conditions, orientate naturally towards well-being and wholeness.
By cultivating mindfulness, we develop more focus and mental clarity; we extend our awareness to how we live our life and begin to see how our past affects our present. We realise how much meaning and expectation we attach to our experience because of events which occurred in the past or because of our desire to achieve something in the future. Cultivating a genuine curiosity about how we fully experience ourselves, helps us to access a space where we can explore our feelings and sensations 'as they are', free from the restrictions of a critical mind.